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    Question Calling Reputable BC breeders!!

    I posted this thread in the breeders community section...then wondered if anyone actually goes into that section, so I thought I'd post again here....

    So, my fiance is a piano teacher and one of his students has been looking for a couple of months for a Border Collie pup for his girlfriend for their anniversary mid July. He is yet to find a reputable breeder (IMO) and has asked me to see if I can come up with anyone. He was looking on Trading Post

    He is wanting preferably a male pup, black and white, long haired, working or show line. He wants papers but not necessary, as he will only have it as a pet, not show. His main concern is ensuring he gets a healthy pup.

    If any reputable breeders have some pups or if anyone knows of any around the Melbourne, Victoria area, please let me know as soon as you can, so I can let him know

    Thanks in advance!

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    Most of us surf by "new posts" so it doesn't matter what section the post is in...

    This is the vic border collie club
    Border Collie Club of Victoria

    You may also want to ask around at some agility clubs where they get their border collies from.

    One of my friends has her border collies from winpara
    Winpara Border Collies - Western Australia

    I think they're in or near Perth

    And another has from
    Blue Moon Border Collies
    Blue Moon Border Collies (note really slow loading website)

    They're both really good sport dogs - eg obedience and agility.

    This is the NSW guide to choosing a breeder/puppy
    The Border Collie Club of NSW Inc

    I'm not sure why anyone would want a BC as "just a pet". Either the owner or the dog will go nuts unless there is lots of mental stimulation eg training and working involved.

    Also if you're dealing with a reputable breeder - not breeding for profit - it would be very lucky to find pups available now - ready to go. It can take a while to get the right mating organised, and then there is the pregancy and the puppy raising time - so you can be looking at 6 months to a year or more to get the right puppy from the right breeder.

    And the border collies are on show at KCC on 10th of June according to the vic club. Go meet some breeders this weekend. (after their turn in the ring).

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    Sorry to hijack this.. just a quick question... how do you surf by "new posts"? I am relatively new and only read this section but would love to know how to do that.
    Sorry again!!

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    Breed club in your state or DOL.

    Do your homework and don't expect the first breeder you contact to be the "one" for you.

    Make sure your email is detailed and include what you have to offer the puppy, eg hours you work, hours puppy will be by himself, fence heights, yard size, people and ages of those who will be living with the dog and most of all your understanding of the breed and what it requires etc etc.

    Nothing makes me skip an email more than hearing about what the buyer wants without detailing what they have to offer a pup and I'm especially not fond of puppies as gifts for occasions, there's another email I skip.
    Last edited by MAC; 06-07-2012 at 09:28 AM.

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    Thanks for all the tips guys. I know all this info. As I said, it's not for me, but for a student of my fiance's.

    If he'd come to me 6 months ago I would've thought about it then. I wouldn't think there'd be pups available from reputable breeders atm, I just thought I'd check in case there was someone with show lines that "weren't good enough" to sell as show line, or something of that kind

    Thanks for al the tips. I'll pass on the info

    If anyone has more tips, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny-girl View Post
    Sorry to hijack this.. just a quick question... how do you surf by "new posts"? I am relatively new and only read this section but would love to know how to do that.
    Sorry again!!
    At the top of the page, in the green bar there is a button called "new posts". It will only display if you are in the "forum" tab.
    When you click it, it shows a list all the posts that have been created/updated since you last logged in.

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    Look at www.dogsonline.com.au and www dogs4sale.com.au - Also border collie club should be able to put you in touch with a BC rescue group in Melbourne. Might also try the NSW club to see if they have any that could be sent down to Melbourne. Look at RSPCA "Adopt a pet" Often have rehomed BC,s from people who thought they were cute and easy to live with.

    I echo Mac in ignoring certain email enquiries for our pups as well.
    Nev Allen
    Border River Pet Resort

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    Look at www.dogsonline.com.au and www dogs4sale.com.au - Also border collie club should be able to put you in touch with a BC rescue group in Melbourne. Might also try the NSW club to see if they have any that could be sent down to Melbourne. Look at RSPCA "Adopt a pet" Often have rehomed BC,s from people who thought they were cute and easy to live with.

    I echo Mac in ignoring certain email enquiries for our pups as well.
    Nev Allen
    Border River Pet Resort

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pawfectionist View Post
    Thanks for all the tips guys. I know all this info. As I said, it's not for me, but for a student of my fiance's.

    If he'd come to me 6 months ago I would've thought about it then. I wouldn't think there'd be pups available from reputable breeders atm, I just thought I'd check in case there was someone with show lines that "weren't good enough" to sell as show line, or something of that kind

    Thanks for al the tips. I'll pass on the info

    If anyone has more tips, let me know.
    The two comments that have been highlighted above - I absolutely love !!!!!!!!!!!! My question is why ask the first question if you already know the answer - and then why ask for more tips ! Mac has given more than enough answers to your questions, and as a breeder of pups, Mac also gave plenty of reasons why emails would be skipped and/or ignored !



    Time to do a tad more homework for you client ???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    The two comments that have been highlighted above - I absolutely love !!!!!!!!!!!! My question is why ask the first question if you already know the answer - and then why ask for more tips ! Mac has given more than enough answers to your questions, and as a breeder of pups, Mac also gave plenty of reasons why emails would be skipped and/or ignored !



    Time to do a tad more homework for you client ???????

    He's not MY client. If he was and paid me to find him a BC I'd do it, but I'm just sourcing info as a friend.

    The "I already know all this info" was referring to the fact that reputable breeders would probably have all their pups allocated already, which is what I told the guy when speaking about another breeder he was speaking to (who had not sold any and the pups were 2-3 weeks old already .

    And the "Do your homework and don't expect the first breeder you contact to be the "one" for you." comment I also knew/realised.

    Nothing makes me skip an email more than hearing about what the buyer wants without detailing what they have to offer a pup and I'm especially not fond of puppies as gifts for occasions, there's another email I skip.
    This part I agree with. He is a fit guy who exercises daily and is willing to put the time in. His gf has always wanted a dog and he does too, so it's more of a "good time/reason" to get one at that time rather than just getting it as a present.

    I was asking for any more tips regarding finding pups more so than info on how to get a pup and what is required from the buyer

    All I was really asking in the beginning was for reputable breeders for the guy to contact, as I feel you guys would know best.

    I have also suggested rescue dogs and such but he wants a pup without any issues to deal with. We've spoken about critical period development in the past, so he isn't risking it.
    Last edited by The Pawfectionist; 06-07-2012 at 08:38 PM.

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